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More than 11,000 Medical Residency Applicants Did Not Match Into Residency

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On March 14, 2019 the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) released the list of applicants that applied for a Post Graduate Training slot also known as a medical "Residency." There were just over 44,600 applicants that applied for 35,000 residency positions nationwide, says Residents Medical.

The disparity between applicants and available training slots has been increasing annually for almost two decades and has been labeled the "Residency Bottleneck." These are applicants that are stuck in limbo and come from around the world.

Whether one graduates from a US medical school or a medical school from across the globe, in order to be a licensed doctor in America an MD holder must complete hands-on training in an accredited teaching hospital. The technical term for this training is Graduate Medical Education (GME), and consists of three to seven years of training, and after successfully completing a residency, only then are they qualified to apply for board certification and practice as a licensed physician in their trained medical specialty.

Throughout the years, tens of thousands of applicants in this residency applicant pool have been unable to land a medical residency and have had to give up on their dream of practicing medicine in America. This is going on all the while there is a doctor shortage in America of alarming proportions. The American Medical Association estimates that by the year 2025 there will be a doctor shortage of up to 35,600 primary care physicians and 60,300 non-primary specialists in the United States!

This has been an epidemic long in the making and receives very little attention. Residents Medical, an education, preparatory and resident placement assistance organization based in Los Angeles, has been making headway in making a dent in this systematic institution problem of medical graduates not being able to achieve their career goals, and having to settle for another career path, all the while there is a medical doctor shortage in America. Dr. Syed, Senior Guidance Counselor Specialist at Residents Medical, explains, "There are areas in California where there is not a General Surgeon in a 50-mile radius. We're not talking about the outskirts of Alaska here; this is just a few hours outside of Sacramento."

The global force at Residents Medical is strengthening its candidates' resumes with proprietary time-tested educational and preparatory tools and the outcomes have been great. Of their candidates who landed residency, 81% were in the Main Match. The other 19% were assisted in securing SOAP and Post-Match positions.

Additionally, its alliance partners are also funding residency slots so that Residents Medical can create opportunities for its candidates after they go through the process of strengthening and differentiating their residency application.

In reviewing Residents Medical's website, you'll see they have an integral and nuanced approach in helping this specialized field of medicine. There are other consulting groups that help with the board examinations and interview preparation, but researching Residents Medical's offerings reveals that its one-stop educational sphere with an important distinction that helps at the heart of the problem with Residents Medical's Residency Placement Assistance Initiative.

The crux of the "Residency Bottleneck" is two-fold: not enough residency slots and too many applicants; the residency programs' infrastructure gets overwhelmed during the application and interview process. Residents Medical works to isolate and address these two problems by creating residency opportunities and distinguishing its residency candidates through a holistic CV-building mechanism.

Researching forums and blogs, there is a big frustration amongst the most educated of individuals ready to dedicate their professional lives and career to the service of the sick, maim and wellness. Many of these doctors who have had to change career paths due to lack of residency are frustrated and carry hefty student loans too. Their diplomas are a constant reminder of a goal not realized.

It's important to recognize this and find a solution so that America can remain the world's healthcare leader. Organizations like Residents Medical demonstrates care, willingness and innovation for the medical community as a whole.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative educational organization with its sphere of influence in medical education. It prepares, educates through its proprietary courses, counsels, consults, and has candidate placement services. Its Residency Placement Program is highly sought after and competitive. Only qualified candidates are accepted.

Residents Medical also works with The Everest Foundation and nominates a selected few of its candidates for an Everest Foundation Scholars tenure in research, post-graduate unaccredited training, and other medical residency candidacy CV-building procurements. This proprietary process helps candidates prove themselves to the residency programs where they are given interviews for a coveted ACGME-accredited residency position.

For more information, visit: https://residentsmedical.com/ or call: 310-444-9700.

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Canada’s Medical Residency Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Canadians are finding it difficult to land medical residencies in Canada and that's leaving their career in limbo. But there are solutions and working with Residents Medical, an education, preparatory, consulting, and placement organization, is an effective one.

In order to practice medicine in Canada, a medical school graduate must complete nationalized board tests and hands-on post graduate training in a Canadian accredited university-affiliated teaching hospital - a medical residency. The problem is that there are fewer than a dozen accredited university-based teaching hospitals from which to choose. Unlike in the U.S. where any hospital can apply for medical residency training accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), training in Canada is much more limited.

As a result, more and more Canadian medical school graduates are applying for residencies in the U.S. where there are more than 500 hospitals and thousands of specialty positions within those hospitals that offer graduate medical education training.

However, this influx is only adding to a residency bottleneck problem that already exists in the U.S.; there are many more applicants than there are accredited residency slots. And even though there are two integrated application services that help applicants apply for residencies - the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CRMS) and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), the reality remains that there are still too many applicants for residency programs in both countries.

The unsung and marginalized victims of this cross-border residency training bottleneck are specifically Canadian International Medical Graduates (IMGs). These are Canadian citizens who go abroad to study and then return to Canada to find a residency and eventually start practicing medicine. It's more difficult for them than a Canadian Medical School graduate due to a host of issues such as visa problems, lack of USMLE preparation courses, sub-par M3 medical school rotations, no U.S. clinical or research experience or letters of recommendation.

So, what happens to this group of Canadian citizens who have gone abroad, graduated and not been matched into a medical residency in Canada or the U.S.? There are ways for a Canadian IMG to stand-out and increase their chances.

Residents Medical helps solve visa issues, integrates IMGs in relevant and paid research tenure, preps them for the USMLE's Board examinations so they can get better scores, provides hands-on insured externships, helps IMG's obtain letters of recommendation (based on performance) from respected individuals in their specialty, along with other nuanced preparatory and educational strategies.

For years, Residents Medical has helped Canadian medical school graduates and IMGs to find solutions so they can enter into a top residency training program in the U.S.

Residents Medical has a holistic and well-rounded protocol. They provide much-needed innovation to address the national doctor shortage. Organizations such as Residents Medical are showing compassion when coming up with real solutions for the medical residency crisis. Residents Medical is doing this by giving MD holders an opportunity to advance their careers.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative educational organization with its sphere of influence in medical education. Residents Medical prepares, educates through its proprietary courses, counsels, consults, and has placement services for its candidates. Residents Medical's Residency Placement Program is highly sought after and highly competitive. Only qualified candidates are accepted. RM works with The Everest Foundation, nominating a selected few of its candidates for an Everest Foundation Scholars tenure in research, post graduate unaccredited training, and other medical residency candidacy CV building procurements.

This proprietary process helps the candidate prove themselves to the residency programs where they are given interviews for a coveted ACGME accredited residency position.

Visit: https://residentsmedical.com/ or call 310-444-9700.

Related link:

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.